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World Cities by Clue Quiz #4

We give you three clues. You name the city.
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Last updated: June 23, 2017
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First submittedApril 10, 2015
Times taken21,151
Average score55.0%
Rating4.33
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Clues
City
Table Mountain, Robben Island,
Good Hope
Cape Town
Kaaba, Largest Clock Tower, Hajj
Mecca
Medici, Michelangelo, Ponte Vecchio
Florence
Founded by Pizarro, Pisco Sour, Bean
Lima
Sampa, Helicopter Commuters,
Ayrton Senna
São Paulo
'Wegians, Firth of Clyde,
Mysterious Low Life Expectancy
Glasgow
Oilers, Huge Mall, Jasper Avenue
Edmonton
Steel City, The Full Monty, Yorkshire
Sheffield
Shroud, 2006 Olympics, Po River
Turin
Barracks Bombing, Maronite Patriarch,
Paris of the Middle East
Beirut
Clues
City
Blackhawk Down, Modern Pirates,
Horn of Africa
Mogadishu
Quezon City, Rizal Park, Folder
Manila
Lion City, 2nd Busiest Port, Micronation
Singapore
Has a Grand Duke, EU Court, Bonnevoie
Luxembourg
Aquae Sulis, Spa Town,
Chaucer's Wife of ...
Bath
Former Capital, Home of Shoguns,
400 Shinto Shrines
Kyoto
Pillar of Hercules, Ruled by Brits, The Rock
Gibraltar
Trinity College, Isaac Newton, Pink Floyd
Cambridge
Nollywood, Crude Oil Port, Afrobeat Music
Lagos
Formerly Portuguese, Most Casinos,
Near Hong Kong
Macau
40 Comments
+2
Level 76
Apr 10, 2015
Great series!
+5
Level 91
Apr 14, 2015
Finally got to Level 70. Think I'm gonna retire.
+2
Level 55
Sep 12, 2015
Hey, I'm impressed!
+2
Level 83
Apr 20, 2017
You clearly did not (76 and counting!)
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Level 66
Jan 30, 2018
77 now
+2
Level 89
Apr 6, 2019
Level 81? That's like every quiz.
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Level 82
Jan 4, 2022
Level 87 now! That's got to be almost every quiz at this point
+1
Level 58
Aug 3, 2022
Level 88, this guy/girl is on fire
+1
Level 73
Dec 4, 2022
Only 4 months later already at 89. o.o
+1
Level 79
Jan 2, 2024
You're at 90 now, please retire ;D
+1
Level 58
Sep 12, 2015
Now if only I knew how to spell Mogadishu...
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Level 75
Sep 12, 2015
Missed some obvious ones, including Gibraltar and Edmonton. At least I got Lagos, the least guessed. But still ashamed of my score of 12. I keep learning little by little through these quizzes.
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Level 69
Mar 3, 2020
Lagos is now the 5th least guessed. Dont feel bad, this one was tough. The average is currently 11. I did a lo better on the other 3 in this series than this one aswell.
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Level 76
Sep 13, 2015
"Mysterious low life expectancy"

Who'd have thought a diet of fried bars bars and heroin would do such a thing?

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Level 72
Sep 15, 2015
Don't knock it until you've tried it, man.
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Level 82
Jan 30, 2018
I didn't get the city with any of the above clues but heroin tipped me off..
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Level 58
Feb 13, 2018
Even taking into consideration the poor diet and drug problems, the life expectancy in Glasgow is lower than expected. Hence the "mysterious" part of the term.
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Level 80
Mar 12, 2021
Some people think they know everything because they know how Google works. Fun fact - Trainspotting wasn't set in Glasgow.
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Level 83
Dec 28, 2015
Was I the only one who thought "York" for Grand Duke?... (or it that The Grand "Old" Duke?)
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Level 67
Jun 16, 2017
You're not the only one.
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Level 47
May 3, 2016
WTF are "Wegians"???

I think you'll find it's "Weegies".

And for the record, I've never seen a deep fried Mars Bars in my life, and Trainspotting (heroin) was Edinburgh, not Glasgow, so get your clichés right.

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Level ∞
May 3, 2016
Glaswegians
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Level 70
Jan 30, 2018
Glaswegians - correct, but they really are called 'Weegies'.
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Level 78
Jul 1, 2023
never heard of "wegians" in my life

deep fried mars bars are a thing of beauty, although I know a chippy in Stonehaven (Aberdeenshire) which claims to have invented them... but perhaps this particular weegie has eaten so many that glasgow's average consumption is higher

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Level 70
Nov 3, 2016
Maybe I'm just thinking like an American, but if NFL is on your mind, Oilers screams Houston, and Steel City is undeniably a name for Pittsburgh.

The other clues certainly suggest that those aren't the responses, but the first two definitely are applicable to multiple cities.

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Level 83
Nov 28, 2016
that's why there are several clues
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Level ∞
Jun 23, 2017
Exactly
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Level 83
Apr 20, 2017
It's not that hard; all three clues have to be true. Steel City is definitely Pittsburgh in the USA context, but the others made it clear that it's in the UK.
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Level 58
Feb 13, 2018
You take all the clues together, not each one in isolation. (isn't that blindingly obvious?)
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Level 59
Feb 24, 2017
Glasgow's life expectancy being low is certainly not mysterious!
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Level 78
Jan 30, 2018
5 out of 20 cities are from the UK. Curious.
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Level 66
Jan 30, 2018
It's an actual city and not just a rock? Who knew? Hint: not me.
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Level 68
Jan 31, 2018
Great quiz! Needed more time to really think (and guess!)
+1
Level 67
Feb 25, 2020
Should have known Singapore from Lion City. Somehow it escaped me.
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Level 75
Apr 11, 2020
Edmonton? I've literally never heard of this apparently, so-called, supposedly, as-I'm-led-to-believe, according-to-QM "World City" (in inverted commas), in my entire life.
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Level 76
Jul 31, 2020
I think you misspelled Samba
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Level 79
Nov 4, 2021
yeah definitely a typo on samba for sao paulo
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Level 70
Feb 9, 2023
"sampa" is the nickname of Sao Paulo, it has no connection with samba
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Level 74
May 7, 2021
I know the usual criticism as that a lot of these quizzes are US-centric, and many of them certainly are, but this one was undeniable British-centric. 5/20 are British. If 5/20 were American, that would be too much, and Britain is way smaller.
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Level 67
Mar 7, 2024
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